Brenda Earle Stokes: "Solo Sessions Vol. 1" CD Pre-release Party
Singer/pianist Brenda Earle Stokes performs a rare solo concert in support of her brand new release Solo Sessions Volume 1. As a follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2014 studio album Right About Now, Stokes sought to challenge herself to dig deep and share the full scope of her talents in the most intimate setting possible. Recorded in a single four-hour session, Solo Sessions Volume 1 brings to life her deep knowledge of the jazz tradition and blends it with her curiosity and passion for contemporary music.
Brenda Earle Stokes is a surprisingly multifaceted musician, known for her work as a pianist, singer and composer. She has performed as a side person with John Riley, Bobby Sanabria, Joel Frahm, Roxy Coss, Wycliffe Gordon, Maurice Hines and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. She has held residencies at the Kennedy Center and Banff Centre, was finalist in the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition and won the IAJE Sisters in Jazz Competition, identifying her a top jazz artist of her generation. As a bandleader she has toured clubs and festivals across the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and has released 5 albums under her own name.
"Earle's keyboard work throughout embodies lyrical melody, deft harmonies and smart pacing."
The Toronto Star
"...the first to stand out was pianist-singer Brenda Earle, whose talent gracefully bridges jazz and pop."
The Washington Post
"...a breezy delight."
Time Out New York
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